Artistic Rabbit!

Yesterday was our Le Club de I’Amitie Daglanise (Friendship Club) Annual General Meeting which was followed by a delicious meal prepared by Fabrice Le Chef.

Enjoying an aperitif before our meal.

Lovely photograph of Jan and Loren.

The service was excellent.

The first course was potage de saison, I was so engrossed in conversation that I forgot to take a photo.

Caviar d’aubergines, houmous, olives, salad de jeunes pousses et chiffonnade de jambon de pays. The vegetarian option was the same but without the jambon. With lots of Rose Red or White wine.

My vegetarian main meal risotto with salad.

The meat main meal was, tourtiere forestiere de sanglier et ses petits legumes. Paul assures me it was delicious.

Followed by fromage with salad.

Roy showing his artistic rabbit created from the dessert, moelleux aux dattes. I think that I need to enter him for next years Sarlat Chocolate Festival.

Last was coffee, delicious.

It was great catching up and enjoying a meal together we had a great time.

The next club meal will be on the first Sunday in May, a traditional English Meal. Looking forward to helping to organise the menu, meal etc.

Event:- 18th March – Daglan Spring Festival.



Salon Du Chocolate in Sarlat.

Set in one of the most gorgeous buildings in Sarlat,  l’Ancien Evêché (on the left of the tourist office) is the weekend of chocolate, a dream come true for any chocoholic.

Close your eyes and pretend that you are walking up the stone staircase towards the salon full of delicious chocolate creations. If you can picture this you will begin to smell the aroma of chocolate which was gently being stirred in a large cauldron by a Master Chocolatier.

As with previous years the event was organised by the Rotary Club of Sarlat, this year it was for the benefit of the school of young fire fighters of Sarlat.

Salon of chocolate. Smaller displays of chocolate this year but still amazing and well worth a visit.

Wow, all made in chocolate. The apprentice shows their skill at the back and the Master’s is at the front.

A wonderful work of art created by the apprentice at Maison Massoulier.

Chocolate fish, rabbits and dogs.

In the next room are demonstrations, a film of chocolate making and my favourite, the children’s works of art depicting firefighters and chocolate.

I love the bars of chocolate coming out of the fire hose.


Event:- There is still time for a visit to the Chocolate Festival it is open until six today and on Sunday it is open from ten until six.


Craft and Social Sessions in Daglan Village

If you fancy making something new or bringing whatever you are making to the craft and social sessions it would be great to meet you. It is a good opportunity to meet the ladies of Daglan village for a chat, watch a demonstration by one of the ladies or like me to try to improve my French speaking skills while working on my embroidery.

Every Wednesday afternoon 2-4, in the craft room at the Salle des Fêtes, all are welcome.

There is an excellent sewing machine, fabrics, wool, cotton etc. that people can use.

Two expert knitters.

Coffee or tea with delicious home made gateau or biscuits every week.

I love the expertly crocheted snow flakes.

A gorgeous sweater at the front and cute Noël decorations at the back of the table.

It’s the time of year for two of my favorite events :-

Festival of Chocolate in Sarlat, I can not wait.

Also the Daglan Spring Fete Flowers Festival 18th March, wonderful, we shall be there.

What a Wonderful Surprise!

Maison Massoulier, Master Chocolater and Patisserie presented Paul and I with a surprise box of their gorgeous chocolates while we were having breakfast there last Thursday morning. The present was for featuring their shop and most importantly showing their large selection of delicious chocolates, patisserie, gateaus, etc. in our blog.

This very yummy shop can be found at 33 Rue de la République in Sarlat.

Thank you so much.

Look away now if you are on a diet.

This was our breakfast treat. Paul adores his pain au raisin with a café noisette, my croissant almond and café crème was equally delighfull.

My goodness, so delicious. Being a chocolate person the gateau at the front centre would be my choice.

Here are some of the new creations of petite gateau which were displayed in the window.

Again thank you so much, the chocolates are delicious.

Event- Sarlat Organic Night Market from five o’clock this Thursday 8th February.

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We two have paddled in the stream, from morning sun till dine;
But seas between us broad have roared since days of long ago.

–Robert Burns.

Parking Reserved card holders and Residents was an odd sight on a sign in what is left of a camp site in Beynac yesterday.

The swelling of the Dordogne River was at its peak yesterday morning.

The trees on the left should be on dry land.

The terrace of this restaurant was under more than a metre of water.

D53 Route Barrie to Fayrac and Milandes and also the D703 to La Roque-Gageac.

Update on the water level at Castlenaud.

The statue stands in what is usually a very pleasant picnic area which is temporarily a tranquil lake.

It does not look too good at the moment with more rain due this afternoon and for the rest of the week. However, spring is just around the corner, we have new growth in our courtyard and flowers will be bursting through soon.

Event:- Burns Night- 25th January, where haggis is eaten and whiskey is drunk to honour a brilliant Scottish poet.